Obama immigration policy ‘reckless and irresponsible’

While an unprecedented number of illegal alien minors surge across the border – incentivized by lax enforcement and promises of amnesty – the Obama administration has just announced it is expanding a program that defers the deportation of illegal aliens. In June of 2012, the Obama administration bypassed Congress with an executive action that put into place […]

Court upheld Michigan voters’ right to end race quotas

The American Civil Rights Union, which filed a brief in the case, hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-2 ruling on Tuesday upholding a Michigan constitutional amendment approved by voters that stops preferential treatment of minorities at publicly funded institutions, including colleges. The measure, Proposal 2, was approved by a 58 to 42 percent vote in […]

Rand Paul Gets It

I disagree with some of Rand Paul’s more libertarian positions, especially on social issues. And I’m certainly not endorsing him or anyone else to be the Republican nominee for president at this time. But Sen. Paul of Kentucky did two things recently that won my favor. He showed the 2,500 conservative activists at the CPAC […]

If You Care About Freedom, Care About Cybersecurity

If you care about freedom and prosperity, you ought to care about cybersecurity. That’s what Heritage’s James Carafano told an audience at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. Cybersecurity, a growing issue of concern around the world, was a hot topic at the nation’s most popular tech and innovation […]

Obama’s Misguided Inequality Message

In a little less than two weeks, President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address, and early reports suggest it will focus on income inequality. It is always possible that the president will have something interesting to say on the issue — especially since inequality has increased substantially during his presidency. In […]

2014 State Rankings on Protecting Human Life

  Americans United for Life released its 2014 Life List ranking the 50 states based on how well they protect life in law, announcing that Louisiana tops the list for the 5th year in a row, followed by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. AUL’s Life List ranks states by their overall actions on life […]

Bible Belt Won’t Buckle on Marriage

After watching from a distance as the marriage debate ignited out west, Oklahomans were horrified yesterday to see the battle march directly into their backyards. From Tulsa to Tipton, the news dropped like a bombshell, stunning the million-plus voters who’d exercised what they thought was their constitutional right to define marriage. Under the 68-page opinion […]

Americans Should Make Laws for America

One of the biggest new threats to the authority of the states—and, consequently, the rights of the people—is the use of treaties to control the domestic policy of the United States. When the Constitution is functioning properly, the states have exclusive jurisdiction over nearly all domestic issues. But the states transfer this jurisdiction to Congress […]

Hostilities Toward Religion Reaches Six-year High

Social hostilities related to religion climbed to a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. One-third of the 198 countries and territories in the Pew Research Center’s study had “high” or “very high” social hostilities involving religion, an increase from 29 percent in 2011 and 20 percent in […]

Adoption, Foster Care, and Conscience Protection

Foster care and adoption policy should put the best interests of chil­dren first. Public policy therefore should seek to increase the likeli­hood of adoption by removing barriers to families that are seeking to adopt and providers that are seeking to place children in need of a home. Achieving this goal requires a public policy that […]